Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Changes in hearing are common as people get older, but it doesn’t happen overnight. The start of age-related hearing loss can be subtle making it harder to notice, but it is important to pay attention to the signs. It is often family or friends that first notice the signs of hearing loss in someone.
Signs of Hearing Loss
These are some of the most common symptoms of hearing loss:
Children’s voices sound muffled or unclear
When aging starts to take a toll on your hearing it can make it harder to understand anyone with a high-pitched voice, like children and women. It’s also the reason you may not hear the clicks on a keyboard or the birds chirping in the morning.
Can’t follow conversations in noisy places
Background noise at places such as restaurants or malls can make it harder to understand what is being said to you and make it harder to ignore background sounds.
Watching people’s lips instead of making eye contact
Hearing Aids Styles
Custom Ear Plugs
When one sense doesn’t work as well as it used to our brains try to make up for it by using more of another sense. In the case of hearing loss our eyesight tends to try to make up for it. This may lead you to shift your eyes to the speaker’s mouth instead of making eye contact with them.
Keep turning up the volume on the TV
Do you crank up the volume to make out what the people on TV are saying? Do others in your house complain that the TV is too loud? If so, it might be time to get your hearing checked.
If you think you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss, you can schedule a hearing test at our clinic for a full evaluation.